Gov­er­nors to tour plant where ‘pink slime’ is made

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SIOUX FALLS | The lead­ers of five states plan a visit to the only place where a beef prod­uct known as “pink slime” is still made, an ef­fort aimed to sup­port its em­bat­tled man­u­fac­turer, a com­pany spokesman said Tues­day.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brown­back and Texas Gov. Rick Perry will visit the one Beef Prod­ucts Inc. plant that’s still in op­er­a­tion to combat mis­con­cep­tions and mis­in­for­ma­tion about the com­pany and its “lean, finely tex­tured beef” prod­uct, com­pany spokesman Rich Jochum said.

They’ll be joined at the South Sioux City, Neb., plant on Thurs­day by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Ne­braska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy and South Dakota Lt. Gov. Matt Michels.

Dakota Dunes, S.d.-based Beef Prod­ucts said Mon­day it is sus­pend­ing op­er­a­tions at plants in Texas, Kansas and Iowa where it makes the low-cost beef in­gre­di­ent from fatty bits of meat left over from other cuts.

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